Results from last weekends lower YDL match, in Kilmarnock, are available at the link below.
Well done to all those athletes who competed for the team. Individual performances were once again fantastic, unfortunately the Team as a whole will always struggle when numbers are low, so we really do need more athleetes making themselves available for competition.
Next matches up for the team are as follows:
- Forth Valley League, match one: Sat 18th May, Livingston (U11, U13, U15 )
- Lower YDL, match two: Sunday 19th May, Kilmarnock ( U13, U15, U17 )
Transport is available for both of these matches, and again we are looking for as many members as possible to take the opportunity to become part of our Teams. Emails will be going out to everyone with further details, and to find out who is available. Please reply as soon as possible, to allow the Team Managers time to make selections.
For more information on Teams and competition please contact Craig at email@example.com.
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival Team are currently looking for Event Team members. Each Event Team Member receives payment of at least £15 and this can be pulled together to create a fundraising opportunity for a club or group. The Team are looking for a group of 9 and another group of 6. The payments would be:
Group of 9 – £202.50
Group of 6 – £157.50
The details are as follows:
Event: Edinburgh Marathon Festival (Half Marathon and Marathon)
Location: Potterow, Edinburgh University
Date: Sunday 26th May 2019
Time: 6am – 11.30am
What the role involves: The roles are to be part of the Welcome Team which involves welcoming the runners to the event, answering questions, giving directions around the start area, managing crowd flow in busy areas such as toilet queues.
Minimum age: 17
If you are interested in taking part please contact Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
The new club kit is now available to buy online at our club shop. To access the club shop simply click on the image link on the homepage and it will take you there.
Over the next couple of weeks there will be a small amount of samples available at training. the purpose of these are simply to give athletes an idea of sizes, rather than to display the full range. These samples only include the tops, as these are the items that will be personalised with initials, and thus not eligible for refund if they do not fit.
The full range of items available can be seen in the club shop. Included in the range are a couple of polo tops, which are aimed more at family members/supporters. The Team Tracksuit is aimed particularly at those who are competing for any of our teams throughout the year, with the aim of reintroducing a stronger Team Identity at matches.
The current Hoodies, which remain popular, will continue to be available however come from a different supplier.
This years AGM will take place this coming Wednesday, 27th March, at Newbattle Golf Club from 7.00pm onwards.
The agenda for the evening includes:
- Election of Office Bearers
- Presentation of Accounts
- Coach Reports
- Update on Charitable Status
- Motions for changes to collection of subs
- Cross Country Awards: list of winners crosscountrychamps2018
- Endeavor Awards: list of winners 2018 Endeavor Award Winners
- New Club Kit
Award winners for the Cross Country and Endeavor Awards can be found by clicking on the links above. It is hoped that as many award winners as possible will be able to come along to collect their awards.
New Club Kit
Lasswade will now be using Joma to provide the majority of our club kit. A representative will be coming along to the AGM to show off some of the new club kit that has been selected, and which will be becoming available on the new online club shop. The AGM will be the first chance to see the kit, and a good opportunity to get an idea of sizes and what is available.
Everyone is welcome to come along on the night.
Race Photos: Road Race 2019 Photos
Congratulations to all the runners who took part in the 2019 Lasswade AAC Ten Mile Road Race. It is a notoriously tough course, but that did not deter any of the 350+ runner, all of whom completed the course. After the unfortunate cancellation of last years event, due to a snow bound course, it was great to have so many turn up and take part, and hopefully we will see you all back again next year.
Particular congratulations to race winner Adam Gray, of Penicuik Harriers, who completed the course in a fantastic time of 57.04. It was a particularly good day for Penicuik Harriers with three runners finishing in the top ten ( Adam Gray 1st, Ritchie Thomson 6th & John Gibbs 10th) to ensure top spot in the Men’s Team category.
In the women’s category it was unattached runner Lisa McDonald who took top spot, with another impressive time of 65.01. Winners of the Womens Team Prize was Penicuik Harriers, comprising Gemma Towersey, Jan Dawson & Edite Galite. Second Place went to Portobello Running Club, comprising Grace Mackenzie, Jennifer Holden & Julia Moffat. Lasswade’s Amy Frankland, Julia Cunningham & Debra Urquhart made up the third place team.
The above team results have been changed due to updates to the results
I will update this page with a full list of winners during the week.
Thanks go out to all the volunteers who made today possible. A number of different teams are responsible for making the day what it is. this year we had a mixture of old and new hands helping out at the event. There are far to many to name them all, but I think all will agree that they all did a fantastic job.
Unscrutinised Results are available at the link below. If you spot any errors please get in touch to let us know. Unfortunately we seem to have temporarily lost the contact page from the website, so just email at email@example.com.
Final Road Race Results ( please note these results have had an update 09/03/19)
Again thanks to everybody for coming along today, and hope to see you back next year
Pictures courtesy of Keith Kong.
Saturday 23/02/2019 – The National Cross Country Championships were once again held at Callendar Park in Falkirk. The recent weather conditions meant that the course was in great condition with not too much mud on a very spring like mild February day – very unlike a typical Scottish cross country race.
Lasswade had teams in most of the male age groups with the exception of the U17 boys but unfortunately only one complete team in all of the female age groups.
The first race of the day was the under 13 girls with a field of almost 150 runners. Olivia Meikle led the team home with a strong run to finish in 27th, Hannah Knipe in her first championship race was next in 35th followed by Amy McLaughlan in 50th and Skye Foster finishing in 113th to complete the team.
In the under 13 boys we had five runners with Sam Kitchin our first finisher in 32nd, closely followed by team mate Andrew McWilliam in 33rd, Alasdair Brown was next home in 71st with Alec Miller our fourth counter in 125th and Shane Majekodunmi completed the team finishing in 135th
We knew we had our best chance of an individual medal in the under 15 boys race and were quietly confident that Harry Henriksen would be in the mix at the sharp end of the field. Harry did not disappoint amongst the leaders from the start he began to move clear of the group around the half way point stretching his lead on some of the small hills. Harry had a reasonable lead coming down the finishing straight but had no time to relax as the runners behind began sprinting as they fought it out for silver and bronze medals. A fine win and second national cross country title for Harry having won the under 13 boys in 2017. Next home for Lasswade was Alex Porteous in 83rd, Alastair Scott 110th, Jamie Lawlor 122nd and Jonathan Adams 141st.
Abby McGlone was one of our few female runners and was flying solo in the U17 girls. Abby had a solid race to finish in 32nd place.
In the under 20 men we had five runners and thought we had an outside chance of a team medal, however it wasn’t to be with the boys finishing a respectable 5th team. Christian Graham was our top finisher in 14th place closely followed by team mate Magnus Tait in 17th. Next home in 28th place was our new member from Finland Severi Salonen followed by Euan Hood 57th and Daniel Kelly just back from a trip to Canada in 63rd.
Our only under 20 lady was Sarah Tait and she started off strongly, however having had a painful foot this week began to suffer a bit on the second lap as it began to get sore. However Sarah rallied and still finished a creditable 17th.
In the senior women’s race Keira Gore was yet another solo Lasswade athlete. Keira not feeling 100% this week decided that she was still going to race. Keira started off steady and worked her way through the field to finish 64th. Lasswade athlete Amy Frankland also in the women’s race but running for Edinburgh University had a very good run to finish in 18th place.
The final event of the day was the senior men and Lasswade had five men competing. Martin Gore ran a strong race and was our first finisher in 109th, he was followed by the first of our masters Steve Brown in 403rd, then came Peter Ness in 437th, Dave Scott was a little further back in 464th and Phil Parr-Burnam completed the team in 583rd.
A great days athletics – congratulations to everyone on their own individual performances and to Harry on his win.
Thanks also to our volunteer marshal’s Stuart Meikle and Graham Knipe for their help it is greatly appreciated.
Finally thanks and congratulations to Linden Nicholson on her promotion, very well deserved. Linden has officiated at this event and other cross country events over a number of years.
Officiating and volunteering helps Lasswade AC as it is noted (not literally) how often clubs help/support these events. For it’s size Lasswade do very well as we consistently provide support. Sometimes we forget how important officials and volunteers are but without them these events would just not take place, so thank you all again.
For full results click here
On line entries are now being taken for the Lothian Trials being held on 31 March 2019 down at Meadowmill. This popular event seen as a season opener is open to athletes from u11 through to Masters. . It usually fills up quite quickly so dont delay. The link for entries is
On Saturday 9th February 2019 endurance coaches Kirk and Linda Smith invited Tom Hanlon (Olympic steeplechaser) to deliver a training session to a number of athletes from the Lasswade AC endurance group.
Fortunately, the weather stayed dry for us but on the downside it was blowing a gale. With only two weeks to go to the National cross country championships it was quite a tough session in the conditions but it was good to see all the group complete it – although not all were standing at the end!
The National Masters cross country championships took place on 2nd February 2019.
There were a number of Lasswade athletes competing in this event.
In the mens event Peter Ness was our first finisher in 91st place, followed by Scott Dickson in 113th and Derrick Brydon in 146th.
In the female event Rachel Fagan was 27th followed by Linden Nicholson in 41st overall but 1st in her age category.
Congratulations to to you all on your performances but special mention to Linden on a fine win!